Atlanta-born Thomas DeCarlo Callaway is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and record producer better known by his stage name “CeeLo Green.” The soul work that Green is most famous for.
His most well-known song was “Crazy,” a global hit by Gnarls Barkley from 2006 that peaked at number one on many singles charts.
CeeLo Green Early Life
Green was born on the 30th of May, 1975, in Atlanta. He graduated from high school at Riverside Military Academy, which was a boarding school for boys in Georgia. Both of his parents were ministers and he started his career in the church.
His father died when Green only was at the age of 2. Green’s mother died two years later, after being paralyzed in a car crash.
Since then, Green has acknowledged being a fan of disgraced British glam rock singer Gary Glitter.
CeeLo Green Career
CeeLo green was a part of ‘Goodie Mob’ in OutKast’s debut album ‘Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik’ in 1994.
The following year, Goodie mob dropped their debut album titled ‘Soul Food’. Green later wrote about his mother in the song ‘Guess Who’ also featured in the album.
In 1998, the group dropped their second album ‘Still Standing’ which also commercially became successful. Their next album ‘World Party’ was released in 1999, which was the same year he decided to leave the group to pursue a solo career.
CeeLo Green released his first solo album with Arista, ‘Cee-Lo Green and His Perfect Imperfections’ was released in 2002.
His second album under Arista was released in 2004 entitled ‘Cee-Lo Green Is the Soul Machine. The album peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart.
Green’s breakthrough came in 2006 when he and DJ Danger Mouse formed a duo called ‘Gnarls Barkley’.
The same year, they released their debut album, ‘St. Elsewhere.’ Its first single, ‘Crazy,’ was a huge success, peaking at number one in the UK charts.
With his song ‘Forget You,’ released in 2010, Cee Lo Green continued to give the people what they wanted. He has since worked as a voice actor in the animated film ‘Hotel Transylvania,’ as well as in a few television shows and films.
CeeLo Green’s Net Worth
As of September 2022, Cee Lo Green’s net worth is estimated to be $10 Million.
|Net Worth:||$10 Million|
|Born:||May 30, 1974|
|Height:||1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Source of Wealth:||Professional Singer|
CeeLo Green Personal Life
CeeLo and Christina Johnson divorced in 2005 after previously being married. Green and Johnson welcomed their son Kingston on September 30, 2000, and CeeLo was the stepfather to Christina’s two daughters, Kalah and Sierra.
In October 2012, a woman charged CeeLo with se*ual battery, alleging that he slipped ecstasy into her drink while they were out to dinner at a Los Angeles restaurant. Green was charged with supplying a controlled substance a year later and pleaded not guilty.
Green was sentenced to 360 hours of community service and three years of probation in August 2014, after entering a no contest plea to a felony count of furnishing ecstasy. TBS canceled “CeeLo Green’s The Good Life” after CeeLo tweeted about the incident and implied that rape cannot be considered if the victim is unconscious.
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